Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee will miss Sunday's scheduled start against the Chicago White Sox because of a stiff neck.
Lee, who is widely considered as the front-runner for the AL Cy Young award, will finish his spectacular 2008 campaign with a 22-3 record and a 2.54 earned run average. His win total is second-most in club history for a lefty, as Vean Gregg posted 23 wins in 1911.
The southpaw is only one of seven pitchers since 1920 to win 22 of his first 25 decisions, and he has posted a 1-0 record with a 0.53 ERA this year against the White Sox.
Former No. 1 overall draft pick Bryan Bullington will start in Lee's place. Bullington, who was selected by the Pirates in 2002, has made two appearances for the Indians and owns an 0-1 record with a 5.59 ERA. Cleveland acquired the righty off waivers from Pittsburgh on July 10.
09/28 00:53:13 ET